Saline school district recalls all but three teachers facing layoffs
All but three teachers in Saline Area Schools who got layoff notices earlier this year have been recalled, meaning they’ll have jobs in the fall, Superintendent Scot Graden said.
“We are giving out tentative assignments today, which pulls all but 3 from the lay-off list,” he said in an e-mail Friday morning. “We do have 3 that are being offered part-time vs. full time - so in general we have 6 staff that remain either off or reduced from this year.
Saline had issued 63 layoff notices in April. At the time, administrators said they were looking to reduce the teaching staff by about 20 positions as part of their effort to chop nearly $3 million out the budget for the 2010-11 school year.
In late April the district and the teachers union reached an agreement on some concessions that saved six teaching jobs.
The school board approved the recalls earlier this week at a school board meeting.
Saline was among multiple school districts that issued layoff notices this spring to teachers. Those districts included Ann Arbor, which issued 191 notices. District and union leaders are currently talking, but both have said they hope to strike a deal soon that will get all those teachers back to work.
David Jesse covers K-12 education for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached at email@example.com or at 734-623-2534.